|Andy George – President|
|I joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (now Police Service of Northern Ireland) in 1999 and spent my first 8 years in a response team before moving to the Armed Response Unit for 10 years. I recently was successful on fast track Constable to Inspector and have been completing various rotations in force, the last being a Detective Inspector in CID.
I attended my first NBPA meeting in July 2016 and was elected onto the Cabinet as Sponsorship Co-Coordinator in October 2017. I was then elected as Male Vice President in October 2019 and now as President in October 2020.
|NBPA Role: Vice President
Staffordshire Role: Equality & Inclusion Officer
I am the Equality & Inclusion officer at Staffordshire Police working within HR.
I’ve always had the desire and motivation to help others and help those who feel disempowered.
Throughout my life I have experienced discrimination whether it was as at school, or my third day at work in uniform. These experiences have made me somewhat resilient and driven my desire for equality and equity.
I moved into the field of HR and positive action in 2015 and look to support officers and staff who are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic – BAME as well as help to raise awareness of issues and topics that may affect BAME officers and staff and the BAME communities that we serve.
|NBPA Role: General Secretary
Zoë Hingston is a serving Police Officer with Northumbria Police with 16 years’ experience. Zoë has worked in a variety of roles including Response, Neighbourhood, Custody and Communications. Currently she is the lead for Positive Action where she continues to make an impact by accelerating the equality agenda. She is keen to tackle the difficult conversations with fairness and equality at the heart and has championed removal of barriers for all those from underrepresented backgrounds but particularly those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds coming into the public sector. As Chair of Northumbria Police Ethnic Minority Association and General Secretary of the National Black Police Association she has used her voice regionally and nationally to provide a strong platform for those from diverse backgrounds and with a collaborative approach has passionately pushed for work to be done around trust and confidence within underrepresented communities both internally in the Policing sector and externally.